C# For Java Developers

C# For Java Developers

by Allen Jones, Adam Freeman




This title shows developers how to build Internet-based, distributed applications using Microsoft .NET Remoting, which enables powerful remote interaction among objects. A fundamental understanding of .NET Remoting is crucial as developers shift to developing distributed, Internet-based applications. Until recently, DCOM was the preferred method for developing distributed applications on Microsoft platforms. But as this book demonstrates, the .NET Remoting architecture is much easier to use and extend than DCOM. The book covers all aspects of .NET Remoting, including in-depth coverage of the .NET Remoting architecture plus concrete examples, best practices, and performance tips to show how to extend and customize the framework.

  • Provides developers with deep design and implementation guidance to help them build better distributed applications on the Microsoft .NET Framework
  • One third of the book introduces readers to the basics of using .NET Remoting to develop distributed application
  • Two-thirds of the book covers advanced features of .NET Remoting plus details on how to extend and customize the Although Java and C# share many similarities, there are fundamental differences between them. What’s more, C#—the language designed from the ground up for programming the Microsoft .NET Framework—offers a wealth of new features that enable programmers to tap the full power of.NET. This is the ideal guide to help any Java developer master .NET programming with C#. The authors—two Java and C# experts—reveal the similarities and differences between the two platforms these languages support. Then they show you how to leverage your Java experience to get up to speed in C# development with a minimum of difficulty. It’s the definitive programming resource as you tackle the .NET class libraries and learn to write applications for .NET with C#. Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Microsoft .NET
  • Comparing Java and .NET technologies

  • Creating assemblies
  • Language syntax and features
  • Data types
  • Advanced language features

  • Strings and regular expressions
  • Numbers and dates
  • Collections
  • Streams, files, and I/O
  • XML processing

  • Reflection
  • Threading and synchronization
  • Networking
  • Remoting
  • Database connectivity
  • Security and cryptography
  • Graphics and UI
  • Introduction to XML Web services

"The two tech veterans who wrote this book can help you master C# quickly. They do an admirable job of describing the basics of the .NET initiative: its goals, structure, and capabilities. Then they help you leap the biggest hurdle of all—understanding the structure and purpose of the .NET class libraries. Their book presents the underlying concepts, explains the challenges you’ll face, and guides you past the pitfalls with ease."
—Prashant Sridharan, Product Manager, Microsoft Visual C# .NET team

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735617797
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Publication date: 08/14/2002
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 7.38(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.24(d)

About the Author

Adam Freeman is a professional programmer and the author of two early Java books, Programming the Internet with Java and Active Java, both published by Addison Wesley, as well as Java course materials. His recent experience architecting a green-field e-commerce platform has given him an in-depth understanding of the current security challenges facing those developing large scale distributed systems. Adam has previously worked for Netscape, Sun Microsystems and the NASDAQ stock exchange.

Table of Contents



Introducing .NET

Chapter 1: Introduction to Microsoft .NET

Chapter 2: Comparing Java and .NET Technologies

The C# Language

Chapter 3: Creating Assemblies

Chapter 4: Language Syntax and Features

Chapter 5: Data Types

Chapter 6: Advanced Language Features

Programming .NET with C#

Chapter 7: Strings and Regular Expressions

Chapter 8: Numbers and Dates

Chapter 9: Collections

Chapter 10: Streams, Files, and I/O

Chapter 11: XML Processing

Advanced Topics

Chapter 12: Reflection

Chapter 13: Threading and Synchronization

Chapter 14: Networking

Chapter 15: Remoting

Chapter 16: Database Connectivity

Chapter 17: Security and Cryptography

Chapter 18: Graphics and UI

Chapter 19: Introduction to XML Web Services

Platform Integration

Shared Assemblies

Configuring Applications

Garbage Collection

Cross-Language Code Interoperability

Java to .NET API Reference

About the Authors

Pipe Valves

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